I've been using my mouse for the last few months on the wood keyboard tray I have and I just went out to buy a "high performance" mousepad and now it skips intermittently while using windows and excessively when I'm playing Medieval 2.... Anyone have any ideas?
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Try the Mouse Properties options in the Control Panel. Just as we have mouse pointer speed adjustability option for Desktop PC similarly there MUST be something for the laptop too.
One of my friends was experiencing a similar problem i.e. mouse jumps
about erratically even on slightest of touches. What he did was (it
might sound weird but worked for him) stuck a broad enough, transparent
sticking tape (one used for packing small gift boxes, etc.) on it.
One must have steady hands to do it. It should be done in one effort
only. Repeated pealing off the tape and re-sticking can damage your
touchpad. I personally WOULDN'T suggest you the "Sticky Tape" option. Do it only as last resort i.e if you don't find any other remedy.
Or best yet. Just buy an external USB mouse, plug it in and use it whenever you're at home or work and use the mousepad only while traveling.!!!
Are you using it on a mousepad? If not, that is probably why you are getting jumpy and erratic movement. Put a mousepad underneath the mouse and you should see the cursor movement improve.
You can also adjust the mouse properties such as speed and control by going into the Control Panel and opening the Mouse applet.
Do you have the correct Dynex driver installed? If not, go to the Dynex website and download the driver for your mouse. Having the wrong driver (or a generic driver) can make a difference in performance sometimes.
Your mouse could be defective, but let's try a few things first.
Try to remove any wireless devices close to it (i.e. wireless router)or try to plug it in a new USB port.
Last thing try to use a very dark mousepad. The laser respond to reflection so any white on a mousepad combined with some sun light could result in a free for all mouse pointer.
Try pressing the green button on the mouse receiver and the green button on the bottom of the mouse. I believe that they serve to connect to each other. Mine went out when I changed the battery. Sometimes I think that my computer acts funny when the wireless parts pick up some stray signals from the neighbors. At least that happened to my garage door when the neighbors installed some new wireless computer equipment!!
I've noted that certain mousepads do cause problems- it seems to be with the graphics on the pad- reflective/light/dark areas on the pad cause the different movement patterns.
I'd guess a pad with a dull non-reflective & uniform color might be best.
Some research online indicates that model eats batteries quickly, and has trouble with certain mousepads/surfaces.
In general, wireless mice and keyboards that use radio to communicate can be very sensitive to the metal around them, so if you are on a desk with a lot of metal, try moving the receiver much closer to the mouse, and see if that helps.